Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dahlia with raindrop

Flowers and a bit of rain are a great photo combo. Don’t get your camera wet, but do get out there if there’s a break in the wet. Isn’t this a pretty one? Love those late season dahlias.

This week I’m joining up at My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If you see only one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting!

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Published Monday, October 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pike Place Market peppers

If you’ve ever gone to Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market in the fall, you know to visit the pepper sellers. Every year they create these little works  of art, some with their primary colors even brighter against blue tarps. They are so pretty! Each year I buy one and use the peppers all year in soups and stews. You can make a LOT of spicy stew with one of these babies.

Participating at Mellow Yellow Monday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday and Macro Monday. If you see only the peppers photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for all the others. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!

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Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coneflower or echinacea

Late summer flowers are much appreciated. I went to Swanson’s Nursery in Seattle (love that place) and had some photo fun with the flowers on stunning display. I wanted to show these pretty coneflowers (echinacea) before the fall gets too far along, even though they are from all of two weeks ago. In your garden, when the petals fall off, you might leave the seed head centers for the birds.

Joining up this week at Mellow Yellow Monday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Pink Saturday, Macro Monday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If there is only the coneflowers photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to show the rest of the blog. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!

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Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red and pink rose bouquet

In a break after the rain began the other day, I went out front and cut all the roses that were opened. They just get yucky if they stay wet for any length of time, so they might as well come inside and dry off. I usually don’t do such a big cutting of  roses, preferring to keep them in the garden for everyone’s enjoyment, but since much rain was predicted, what else could I do?

Participating in My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Pink Saturday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. As always, if there is only the one, lonely photo below, clicking on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will bring up the other recent photos for your enjoyment.

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Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Arboretum path

Just a week or so ago, before the rain came, this stretch of Seattle’s Arboretum was glorious in the sunshine. Shall we take a stroll to that tiny bench in the distance?

You might visit Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Outdoor Wednesday. If you see only one photo is below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the others. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Monday, October 15, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain on autumn leaves

After weeks and weeks of sunshine in Seattle (I heard that we had over 72 days with blue skies!) it finally began to rain. I guess it had to happen. My garden is so relieved, I can tell you that. Hose watering just doesn’t do the job that rain does. We had quite a bit of water, and more is predicted, but this morning there was a sunshiny period so I went outside for a walk. Here are some wet and colorful autumn leaves with peeks of blue sky, for your enjoyment.

Participating this week at Mellow Yellow Monday, My Romantic Home, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If only the leaves photo is below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting! Be sure to leave a comment if you like what you see.

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Published Saturday, October 13, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fuchsia basket

At Seattle’s Arboretum not too long ago, I spotted this large, unusually shaped, terra cotta hanging “basket” with fuchsia blooms. They do hanging plants so well—see my post with red petunias from the same visit.

You might also visit Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Outdoor Wednesday. As always, if there is only the one, lonely photo below, clicking on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will bring up the other recent photos for your enjoyment.

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Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusk at the overlook in autumn

It’s been awhile since I posted a view of the overlook around the block from where I live. This is an early fall view of the soft sky and waters of Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you like looking at it as much as I enjoyed being there.

Joining Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Scenic Sunday. All worth visiting, and thanks for stopping by here.

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Published Tuesday, October 9, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Angels Trumpet (brugmansia)

Oh, the slinky and glamorous Angels Trumpet (brugmansia) flowers at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle are so exciting. You must go and see them before they are done. This pink one, viewed from below, was all lit up in the amazing sunshine we have been having here in Seattle. You can see the blue sky through the Conservatory’s glass walls. It’s been about ten weeks of pure, brilliant happiness and while it can’t last much longer, we surely are enjoying the heck out of it. And let’s call this one my Best Post of the Week.

Visit Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Pink Saturday, A Piece of Heaven,  and Skywatch Friday. And a new meme, I Heart Macro. Fascinating photo collections, all of them. Don’t forget that clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will show you all the most recent posts here. And you might try a search or a tag. How about clicking on Volunteer Park Conservatory in the tag cloud on the lower right?

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Published Sunday, October 7, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange hibiscus

I went to the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle today. Be sure and see the Angels Trumpets (brugmansia) before they are finished blooming! I like brugmansia so much that I put them on the cover of my book. Look for a post about the ones I saw today soon.

As usual at the VPC, there is much beauty to see. This flame-colored orange hibiscus really caught my eye. It felt like I was in Hawaii!

You might visit Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Ruby Tuesday 2 for more interesting photos around the planet. As always, if there is only one single photo below, clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will reveal the latest images. Try it!

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Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset clouds

The weather has been fabulous in the Seattle area, with cloudless blue skies almost every day. There were some sunset clouds the other day and I had to get outside and take a few photos. These clouds look like a giant flame to me.

Linking up at Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Scenic Sunday. Fine places to visit for some neat photos with a theme.

Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you’d like to see the recent photos here, and thanks for visiting. Come back soon!

pink clouds, sunset in the Pacific Northwest, tree tips in sunset skies, treetops in sunset, swirly clouds

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Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boat reflections

When we went crabbing last month with friends with a boat in the Cap Sante marina in Anacortes, WA, I was entranced by the reflections of the boats on the water in the blessed sunshine. I hope you like this one.

Linking this week at A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If only the boat photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting, and please let me know what you think and how I might improve.

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